Thousands of investment books are screaming for your attention
Thousands of investment books
are a waste of time and money
How do you know which one to read?
Each book in this list is practical and requires thought plus application to fully benefit from it.
These are the books that you will continually reference throughout your investing journey.
These books are the hidden gems. The top investing books that the majority of investors will never read.
A very good primer for new investors to the world of value investing, basic accounting and financial analysis.
The section on valuation and DCF is easy to understand and the detail and clarity of explanations will benefit the first time investor and reader.
This is a great book to follow Why are we so clueless about the stock market? as it dives into slightly more detailed and complex investing acronyms, concepts and investing ideas.
The author does a fantastic job of making it easy to read and understand.
This is a quick and easy book to read on durable competitive advantages. Also known as moats.
Read this book to get a good idea of how a business can create, sustain or lose its moat.
Welcome to the world of "low risk, high return".
This book goes through the Indian "Dhandho" framework which Mohnish Pabrai uses to invest and helped propel himself to guru status.
Highly enjoyable and intriguing read.
This book has a little of all the books in the easy category. Understanding and applying what you learn in this book will be the equivalent of building a home on a solid foundation.
The basics are solid and even seasoned investors should read this book to maintain their knowledge.
If there is one accounting book that you need for investing, this is it.
Accounting is the language of business and you must develop a good understanding to succeed in investing.
Plus, understand everything in the book and you'll pass any accounting course hands down.
A big fat book that is chock full of practical advice and checklists.
Every investor should have a checklist to reference when researching, buying and selling stocks.
Full of checklists and questions to think about in your investing.
Through numerous case studies, read how a short seller identifies accounting and management flaws in companies.
There is always a wealth of knowledge to gain by reading into a short sellers mind. Although the examples are dated, everything is applicable to today's stocks.
The first half talks about why the market has been moving sideways and goes onto talk about how you can actively pick and manage stocks.
It introduces the QVG (Quality Value Growth) framework using qualitative and quantitative factors to analyze stocks.
A "special situation" is an investment which relies on a catalyst and timeframe for it to work out.
Mergers, arbitrage and bankruptcies are all ways that you can profit without taking on market risk.
This book will open your eyes to a new world of possible investments.
Think of this book as the value investing manual. Everything you can think of within the topic of value investing is covered here.
The book is also filled with interviews from the best value investing minds to pack quality wisdom and knowledge into your head.
Categorized as difficult because getting a hold of your emotions, investing tendencies and psychology is one of the most difficult battles you will face.
Howard Marks is the authority on behavioral finance. Be honest with yourself as you read and reflect on these words.
Requires a solid understanding of accounting and financial analysis to fully appreciate this book.
The book from front to end is about valuing companies using the Earnings Power Value method.
One of the best investing books on valuation.
Learn how to interpret the financial statements from an investors point of view and learn ways to determine the true quality of earnings instead of relying on the numbers provided by management and Wall Street.
One of the biggest hidden gems that you can read.
This book is so good that it is used as a text in business school.
Uncover every trick in the book that companies will perform to manipulate and enhance numbers. Now you can catch it before it's too late.
Detailed, thorough and practical. What more could you ask for?
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